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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

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Want to learn how to successfully manage diabetes? How to eat healthy on a budget?  Make a spending plan to save money?

The Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Program is dedicated to providing science-based information and educational programming throughout the community to empower individuals and families to make informed decisions about their well-being and to be able to make changes to improve their health and quality of life.  The Family and Consumer Sciences Department provides education in the areas of food and nutrition, chronic disease, weight management, disease prevention, food safety, and financial management. 

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CONTACT

Andrea Nikolai

Family and Consumer Sciences

Extension Agent II, M.S.

863-519-1072

andreanikolai@ufl.edu

RECENT FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE BLOG POSTS

Should I Use Soap or Other Cleaners to Wash Produce?

Should we use soap or extra cleaners to wash our fruits and vegetables?  According to UF/IFAS Extension, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the answer is no. Soap and other detergents...
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Get Out the Grill for Some Creamy, Grilled Avocados!

Avocados are filled with healthy fats and have 60% more heart-healthy potassium than bananas.  Florida avocados’ flesh holds up well for grilling and are great for cubing and slicing for adding to salads or sandwiches.  They also have...
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Quick Healthy Meals for Back to School

Do you find that back-to-school new schedules, homework, and after-school activities can cause you to throw up your hands with one more challenge of trying to fit in a healthy meal?  You are not alone. I often hear this concern from families...
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